SRV, which is an abbreviation for Service, is a DNS record, which allows you to use a domain for a particular service different from an Internet site. By setting up a couple of SRV records, you are able to use the domain address with different companies and direct it to a number of servers at a time, each and every server managing a different service. You'll be able to specify the port number for the connection to every machine, so there won't be any interference. You can even set different priorities and weight for two records which are used for the same service, but point to different servers for redundancy or load balancing. With an SRV record you can use your domain name or a subdomain under it for a Voice-Over-IP server, for example, and have the real software running on several machines with different companies. Which one a client of yours will use depends on the priority and weight values that you've set.

SRV Records in Website Hosting

If you have a website hosting account with our company and the DNS records for a domain name included in it are handled by our system, you are going to be able to create any record that you need with ease, including an SRV one. This is done via the user-friendly Hepsia Control Panel and when you log in to your web hosting account and visit the DNS Records section, you'll only have to fill a couple of boxes with the necessary information and your new SRV record will be active within several hours. You can type in the service, protocol and the port number that you would like to use plus the priority and the weight of the new record based upon how you intend to set up your system or what the third-party provider needs. When required, you can also edit the TTL (Time To Live) value for the record, which reveals how long it'll remain active after you modify or erase it. The standard TTL value for most records is 3600 seconds and you will be able to leave it unless you specifically need a different one.

SRV Records in Semi-dedicated Servers

Because we realize how frustrating it may be to deal with DNS records, we will present you with an easy-to-use DNS administration tool as part of our custom-made Hepsia CP, so when you host your domain addresses inside a semi-dedicated server account from our company, you are going to be able to set up an SRV record with no issues. We also have a step-by-step guide, that'll make things even easier. Using an intuitive interface, you will need to type in the info that the other company has provided you with - protocol, port number and service. Unless they have given you specific recommendations to change the priority and / or the weight values, you could leave those two options as they are and your new record will go live in a few minutes. The Time To Live option (TTL) could also be set to a custom value, but usually the default value of 3600 seconds is used for the majority of records. This value reveals the time the record will keep existing after it is modified or deleted.